The Health Benefits Of a Plant Based Diet

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Going vegan is both a moral decision and a lifestyle choice. Not only will you be doing what’s right for the animals and the planet, but you’ll also be doing what is right for your body, too. Veganism can have so many benefits for your health, from the minor to the major.

Plant Based diets are rich in nutrients

Once you decide to forego meat and animal products, you’ll rely more on raw, natural plant-based foods and this will therefore mean that you experience an increased intake of nutrients, that, chances are, you would have previously been lacking in. If you plan your vegan diet correctly, you’ll consume more fibre, antioxidants, potassium and magnesium, as well as more of vitamins A, C and E.

You should, however, take care to still get plenty of protein, by eating nuts, nut butters, seeds, grains and legumes. Iron is another important nutrient and you’ll find this in beans, broccoli, wheat, raisins and tofu.

Vegan diets can protect you from disease

Studies have shown that vegans and vegetarians suffer from fewer diseases than individuals who indulge in a typical Western diet, itself consisting of trans-fats, saturated fats, fast food and processed sugars. The reduced consumption of these dietary components, which are then replaced with healthier alternatives, allows those following a vegan diet to enjoy a reduced risk of certain diseases, including heart disease.

Embrace healthier looking skin

A further health benefit of veganism is that it can massively boost your vitamin C intake. As a result, your body will synthesise more collagen. As we grow older, collagen, which helps keep our skin looking strong and healthy, starts to break down causing the skin to loosen in certain troublesome areas. The vegan diet can help to correct and reverse this process.

Find balance in your hormone levels

Research has found that animal fats increase oestrogen levels. This can have a negative impact regarding the development of breast cancer or even simply interfering with the natural hormonal cycle which can cause mood swings and acne. The reduced fat intake for those following a vegan diet means that they experience a drop in their oestrogen levels. Complement your plant based diet with our wide range of cruelty-free and certified vegan products which will cleanse your body from the outside. You can browse our range of skincare for acne prone skin here.

Improve your athletic performance

The vegan diet is also gaining a great deal of prevalence in sports. Stars such as Venus and Serena Williams have famously now switched to a vegan diet, as well as Lewis Hamilton, David Haye, Jermain Defoe, all of whom operate at the very top levels of their respective sports! We don’t believe they would have made the switch if their athletic performance were to suffer as a result.

Where to go from here?

In this blog, we have barely scratched the surface of the health benefits of the vegan diet. If you think the lifestyle and the diet itself are for you, we recommend you submerse yourself in the culture and learn all there is to know!

 

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